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>JN Feb. 26, 1998, Vol. 6, No. 37
Student Injured by Atropine Injection
A student in a Pardes Chana school was injured when he
accidentally injected himself with the dose of atropine that
accompanies the gas masks distributed by the IDF. The student heard
a car alarm go off, thought it was an air raid, panicked, and
accidentally injected himself with the auto-injector dose of
atropine. He was taken to the Hillel-Yaffa Hospital in Chadera,
where he is reported to be
IDF: Iraq Retains Mass Destruction Capability
The head of Israel's Military Intelligence confirmed Tuesday
that, despite the serious weakening of the Iraqi armed forces since
1991, that country's ability to produce non-conventional weapons
Addressing the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Maj. Gen.
Moshe Ayalon said that several thousand Iraqi scientists have
received technological training in the West giving them the
know-how to manufacture chemical and biological weapons.
He also cited information provided in 1995 by Saddam Hussein's
defected son-in-law Hassan Kamal which led UN inspectors to
biological weapons and production documents concealed in a hen
yard; this after repeated Iraqi denials that it possessed any such
Ayalon said Iraq is believed to have successfully hidden a few
dozen missiles and some launchers. He said reports of Iraqi
warplanes having been fitted out to carry and spray biological
agents are true, and he believes these aircraft are able to
penetrate Israeli airspace.
Russia to Supply Iran with Nuclear Reactor
By IINS News Service
Despite objections made by the United States, Russia is moving
ahead with its agreement to supply Iran with a nuclear reactor in
the city of Bushire.
According to the Washington Post, the Russians have signed a deal
for $780 million to complete the nuclear reactor, which was started
in 1979 by Germany.
Both Russia and Iran deny that the reactor will furnish Iran with
the capability of nuclear weaponry. Iranian officials are insisting
they will open the reactor to international inspectors.
In 1995, responding to US pressure, Russian President Boris Yeltsin
promised the United States that he would not sell Iran technology
for the development of uranium.
Soviets Had Tons of Anthrax
By IINS News Service
The former Soviet Union had "hundreds of tons" of anthrax bacteria
and lesser amounts of the smallpox and plague viruses ready to
launch by missile, in case of a world war in the 1980s, a
high-level defector says.
Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, who headed a branch of the Soviet biological
weapons program before he defected to the United States in 1992,
believes a vestige of the cold war-era program still exists in
Russia, he said in the New York Times. "They continue to do
research to develop new biological agents. They conduct research
and explain it as being for defensive purposes."
Internet Security: Modern Concern of Security Experts
By IINS News Service
Israeli Internet expert Eli HaCohen told the Knesset Science
Committee that classified information pertaining to classified data
on the Israel Air Force and nuclear capabilities can be found on
the World Wide Web.
According to HaCohen, the information available is detailed enough
to tell a web surfer the location of nuclear installations and
a list of which facilities are armed with missiles. HaCohen
reported that two of the sites that he found were established
abroad, in the United States and Britain.
>YX By IINS News Service
A Haifa rabbinical court dealing with a divorce case ruled that a
married woman may not stay out at night alone for entertainment
reasons, after midnight. Her husband told the court that his wife
frequents singles establishments and does not return until the
early morning hours. Therefore, he is asking the court to grant his
petition for a divorce.
The wife told the court that it was her husband, who has had
affairs in the past with other women. The court ruled the wife must
be home nights, by midnight.
The wife appealed the decision before the High Rabbinical Court in
Jerusalem, under the leadership of Chief Rabbi Eliyahu
Bakshi-Doron. The High Court returned the file to the Haifa court
for reconsideration. The rabbis ruled that the situation in which
one of the couple continuously goes out to "party," without her
spouse, leads to a decline in the moral fiber of the family setup
and modesty in the home.
"This type of situation is not to be tolerated," added the court
and they granted a divorce. The wife once again appealed to the
High Court, which upheld the divorce decision, since the couple
seems unable to go out together and insist on being apart from one
another. After the wife refused to accept the divorce as required by
Jewish Law, a motion was field with the High Court to issue
sanctions against the wife.
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